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Hurricane Matthew slams Florida

Onlookers view a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Onlookers view a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Onlookers view a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A stairway, where the connecting portion to the street was washed away by storm surge, is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Ormond Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A stairway, where the connecting portion to the street was washed away by storm surge, is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Ormond Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A stairway, where the connecting portion to the street was washed away by storm surge, is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Ormond Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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The roof of an adjacent condominium building lies on top of the roof of La Bella Inn in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

The roof of an adjacent condominium building lies on top of the roof of La Bella Inn in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

The roof of an adjacent condominium building lies on top of the roof of La Bella Inn in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Onlookers view a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Onlookers view a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Onlookers view a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Debris and branches of fallen trees are seen outside a house in Jacksonville Beach, after Hurricane Matthew hit, Florida. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Debris and branches of fallen trees are seen outside a house in Jacksonville Beach, after Hurricane Matthew hit, Florida. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Debris and branches of fallen trees are seen outside a house in Jacksonville Beach, after Hurricane Matthew hit, Florida. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home in Ormond Beach. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. 
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Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home in Ormond Beach. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home in Ormond Beach. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Homeowner Joe Lovece stands on what had been the back patio of his oceanfront home. 

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Homeowner Joe Lovece stands on what had been the back patio of his oceanfront home. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Homeowner Joe Lovece stands on what had been the back patio of his oceanfront home. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A motorist drives around a downed tree blocking a road in Ormond Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A motorist drives around a downed tree blocking a road in Ormond Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A motorist drives around a downed tree blocking a road in Ormond Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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George Boyce points to a room that used to be attached to the other side of his trailer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

George Boyce points to a room that used to be attached to the other side of his trailer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

George Boyce points to a room that used to be attached to the other side of his trailer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A fallen tree is seen outside a house in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A fallen tree is seen outside a house in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A fallen tree is seen outside a house in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A pedestrian walks past a damaged arcade along the boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A pedestrian walks past a damaged arcade along the boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A pedestrian walks past a damaged arcade along the boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A damaged gas station in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A damaged gas station in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A damaged gas station in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Michael Boebert looks at a beach stairway that got lodged underneath a pier in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Michael Boebert looks at a beach stairway that got lodged underneath a pier in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Michael Boebert looks at a beach stairway that got lodged underneath a pier in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Robert Kappenberg searches for treasure on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Robert Kappenberg searches for treasure on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Robert Kappenberg searches for treasure on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Jordan Mays removes the roof that blew off of a U.S. Post Office location in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Jordan Mays removes the roof that blew off of a U.S. Post Office location in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Jordan Mays removes the roof that blew off of a U.S. Post Office location in Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Awnings from an oceanfront shopping area lie on the ground as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach, Florida. 


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Awnings from an oceanfront shopping area lie on the ground as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Awnings from an oceanfront shopping area lie on the ground as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Parts of the exterior wall of the oceanfront Hilton Daytona Beach Resort wall falls off as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. 

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Parts of the exterior wall of the oceanfront Hilton Daytona Beach Resort wall falls off as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Parts of the exterior wall of the oceanfront Hilton Daytona Beach Resort wall falls off as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A wall lies on the pavement after it was blown out at the LaPlaya Resort & Suites after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 

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A wall lies on the pavement after it was blown out at the LaPlaya Resort & Suites after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A wall lies on the pavement after it was blown out at the LaPlaya Resort & Suites after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A sign of a Sunoco gas station, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, is seen in Melbourne. 

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A sign of a Sunoco gas station, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, is seen in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A sign of a Sunoco gas station, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, is seen in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A lamp post is seen on a sidewalk after Hurricane Matthew hits, in Melbourne. 

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A lamp post is seen on a sidewalk after Hurricane Matthew hits, in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A lamp post is seen on a sidewalk after Hurricane Matthew hits, in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Debris flies through the air as the eye of Hurricane Matthew nears Daytona Beach. 


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Debris flies through the air as the eye of Hurricane Matthew nears Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris flies through the air as the eye of Hurricane Matthew nears Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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LaPlaya Resort & Suites owner Efrain Silva (L) and Don Rasmussen survey the damage to Silva's hotel after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 


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LaPlaya Resort & Suites owner Efrain Silva (L) and Don Rasmussen survey the damage to Silva's hotel after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

LaPlaya Resort & Suites owner Efrain Silva (L) and Don Rasmussen survey the damage to Silva's hotel after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A boat sits in front of a business after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 

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A boat sits in front of a business after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A boat sits in front of a business after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A motorist maneuvers around debris on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 

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A motorist maneuvers around debris on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A motorist maneuvers around debris on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Part of the roof of a business peels away as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Part of the roof of a business peels away as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Part of the roof of a business peels away as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Metal roofing material is wrapped around a light pole and a palm tree (R) after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Metal roofing material is wrapped around a light pole and a palm tree (R) after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Metal roofing material is wrapped around a light pole and a palm tree (R) after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A car is seen at a flooded oceanfront hotel parking lot after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A car is seen at a flooded oceanfront hotel parking lot after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A car is seen at a flooded oceanfront hotel parking lot after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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The roof of a nearby business lies on a street after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

The roof of a nearby business lies on a street after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

The roof of a nearby business lies on a street after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Rain batters palm trees in front of the Ocean Center as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters palm trees in front of the Ocean Center as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters palm trees in front of the Ocean Center as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Debris lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Two people take shelter in an open-air, oceanfront bandshell as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach. 

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Two people take shelter in an open-air, oceanfront bandshell as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Two people take shelter in an open-air, oceanfront bandshell as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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